Life Skills

“Hillbrowfication”, The Hillbrow Of The Future

Driving through the streets of Hillbrow means navigating narrow streets made that way by the Rea Vaya, traffic that moves in a hectic manner,...

Ramaphosa’s African Language Education Policy Is Actually 5 Years Old

During his inaugural State of the Nation Speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that in an “historic” first, from the beginning of the 2018 academic...

EThekwini Municipality to Launch a New City Library Facility in Galleria...

EThekwini Municipality, through a private-public partnership with Galleria Mall in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban, is set to open a new city library soon. Located...

Why the Grace/Aziz Ansari incident is so relatable to conversations around...

Navigating the dating world as a woman in a patriarchal world is like playing Russian roulette, you never know how it's going to go....

Nokwazi Mzobe’s Zulu-language guide for entrepreneurs

A KwaZulu-Natal author and businesswoman, Nokwazi Mzobe, has written and published a business handbook ‘Umhlahlandlela Wamabhizinisi Amancane’ (Small Business Handbook) in IsiZulu. Translated from...

This ex-convict needs help to keep vulnerable young people out of...

Bennett Mahlangu is a 41-year-old ex-convict from Vlakfontein, in the south of Johannesburg. Mahlangu was arrested when he was 18 for murder and housebreaking...

Sub-Saharan Africa’s young children are facing a developmental crisis

It’s well established that when children have access to high quality early childhood development (ECD), they are more likely to break the cycle of...

Reinforcing privilege – The tale of social capital

Graduation ceremonies are meant to mark the start of a new chapter where degrees equal opportunities. But entrenched structures of privilege mean that graduates...

Four ways you can put the lit back in literacy

September is International Literacy Month. According to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), 750 million people around the world remain illiterate,...

What people don’t tell you about the aftermath of sexual trauma

Trigger warning: This article contains references to rape and sexual violenceThere are many difficulties one goes through after a traumatic event. We hear all...

What you need to know about the national minimum wage debate

On Sunday, the National Minimum Wage Advisory Panel, which was put together by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa recommended in its report that South Africa’s national...

Media freedom for who? Democracy for what?

Democracies depend on the flow of information to the public. Every dystopian novel ever written has the censorship of information catalyse an eventual degradation...

The double-edged sword that is proximity to whiteness

ZUKISWA PIKOLI believes that the protests that broke out over hair policies and racism in schools are a continuation of the years of unexpressed...

A world of difference between private and public healthcare in South...

In South Africa, the reality of socio-economic inequality is that, often, private healthcare is reserved for those who can afford it while public healthcare...
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